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Wellness Ambassadors a Resource for Student Peers (Q&A)
When it comes to reaching out for some advice or a question about health and wellness, students often turn to their peers as a first outreach, says Kristelle Aisaka, health promotion specialist in the Office of Health Promotion.
The Wellness Ambassador Certificate Program, offered through the Office of Health Promotion, makes those conversations a bit easier.
The program trains undergraduates to be health-aware peers—helping promote healthy decision-making and increase knowledge about campus resources, among their fellow students and for their own sake.
A collaborative effort between the Office of Health Promotion and other campus partners, the six-week program covers a range of topic areas, including alcohol and other drug safety, basic health care, diversity, mental wellness, and relationships and sexual violence.
Two sessions are offered this spring:
- Session 1 on Thursdays from 5:15-7:15 p.m. Jan. 25-March 1 in 105 Hall of Languages
- Session 2 on Mondays from 5:15-7:15 p.m. from March 19-April 23 in 115 Hall of Languages
Participants must attend all six sessions to be certified. For more information or to register, visit healthpromotion.syr.edu.
Aisaka shares more details on wellness ambassadors, the training and who might like to participate.